Eliminate Duplicate Engineering Files

Most enterprises suffer from large numbers of duplicate models within their CAD and PLM systems. With redundant files, engineering systems become overburdened, making it harder for engineers to find the correct model files. Studies show that the average engineer spends 12 hours each week searching for models, and even more time redesigning existing models. 

With Physna, engineers and product designers can quickly find the models they need for their projects.

  • Our powerful geometric search engine can examine entire databases of files
    and show duplicate and similar models quickly.
  • Search models by shape, function, classification, material and cost. Physna
    learns from your metadata, becoming more accurate by making predictions.
  • Our technology examines the internal and external makeup of a 3D model.
    duplicate models, even parts-within-parts and components of parts.
Cut Costs with Smarter Procurement

Duplicate models in engineering systems can cause procurement to overpay for parts. With parts labeled differently and used in various assemblies, supply chain professionals may order the same parts from different suppliers and in small quantities. Some companies estimate 40% waste in the supply chain process with duplicate items and higher pricing–a potential price tag of millions of dollars.

Using Physna, procurement professionals can easily see the differences between models, eliminate duplicate parts, locate the best supplier for the part and negotiate for better pricing.

  • Physna’s powerful geometric search engine can examine entire databases of files and show duplicate and similar models, as well as parts-within-parts / components and their alternatives within seconds.
  • No knowledge of CAD or PLM is needed to use Physna. Our technology makes it easy to see the differences between models, and even provides smart predications around cost, materials, machinability and suppliers.
  • Our technology examines the internal and external makeup of a 3D model. Find all duplicate models, even parts-within-parts and components of parts.
Repurpose Design Files

Designers and engineers spend countless hours developing, searching for, recreating and updating CAD models needed for their projects. Studies show that engineers and designers spend up to 50% of their time searching for and recreating models. This loss of productivity can total hundreds of hours per person per year. With Physna, engineers and designers can find similar models quickly, and based on limited information.

  • Physna learns the shape of millions of files and provides matching and similar models within seconds
  • Quickly locate parts-within-parts and components of parts.
  • Easily see the differences between models.
  • See the details and specs of models, including cost estimates, materials, machinability and suppliers. Physna’s powerful machine learning makes accurate predictions that are custom to your company.
Smarter Production Planning

What if software could help you to make production decisions on everything from the ideal equipment and materials to the best suppliers for each part? Physna learns from your data-rich 3D models, and makes faster, more accurate predictions based on fewer models. Physna’s proprietary technology allows the software to capture more data and provide production predictions including cost, materials, machinability and suppliers.

  • Physna’s AI learns from your existing models, and can immediately be refined by simple smart tags that are inserted and approved by your team. Machine learning leads to highly customized, more accurate predictions over a shorter period of time.
  • See the details and specifications of models including cost estimates and materials.
  • Get the information that you need to quickly determine the ideal way to manufacture a product.
Intelligent Inventory Management

With enterprise warehouses often containing millions of items, parts can get misplaced or slotted incorrectly. Shipments sometimes arrive without clear labeling or identical parts have multiple part numbers, leading to inaccurate part information and high inventory levels. Inventory management professionals are forced to rely on limited information or “tribal knowledge” to determine what function parts serve. With Physna, inventory professionals can leverage model data to accurately determine the exact function of a part.

  • Identify a part based on its shape by quickly finding matching and similar parts, even a part within an assembly.
  • Find a part based on measurements like hole diameter or a nickname like “bolt” for the part.
  • Quickly locate a part within an assembly and see exactly how it fits into the assembly.
  • Easily see the differences between parts.
  • See the details and specs of parts, including cost estimates, materials, machinability and suppliers.

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